TO STUDY THE COMPARISON BETWEEN ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE AND MANUAL STATIC STRETCHING ON RELEASE OF UPPER TRAPEZIUS TRIGGER POINT IN DESKTOP USERS

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Muskaan Kumar
Monika Sharma
Pinky Gupta

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Objective: The increased daily usage of computers has made many musculoskeletal conditions worse. In Comparison to other parts of the body, problems are often seen in head, neck, and shoulder region. This study's goal was to contrast the impact of manual static stretching (MSS) and active release technique (ART) just on trigger point found in the upper fibers of trapezius muscle of two independent groups. One of the criteria used in the study was the cervical spine's range of motion.


 Sample: The target population consisted of 30 volunteers (divided in half, 15 in each group), 20 to 45 years old, with TrPs in their upper trapezius muscles, who had been chosen from a variety of occupations involving in more than three hours of desktop use.


 Methods: Prior to and following the intervention, during this therapeutic experimental examination, the result metrics between and across groups were assessed. groups A and B were established, and each group got active release technique and manual static stretching on various days with a 20-day follow-up. As a way to gauge the efficiency of the therapy, Range of motion was assessed before (day 0), in the middle of the treatment (day 10) and after the treatment (day 20).


 Results: Patients in both groups with TrPs in upper trapezius saw a rapid improvement in range of motions after receiving ART and MSS (P < 0.05).


 Conclusion: Both ART and MSS, manual techniques significantly decreased the discomfort caused by TrPs in upper trapezius of the two groups, by neither treatment outperforming the other

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